UNIT STATUS: Welcome to the Fort Hood, Texas | 1st Cavalry Division web presence. Incoming Soldiers, please click on the newcomers link. For information to help understand the EFMP Process click on the EFMP Link For post information please call: 254-287-1110. If you notice any Suspicious Activity report it to:   254-288-COPS.

Welcome to the Fort Hood, Texas | 1st Cavalry Division web presence. Incoming Soldiers, please click on the newcomers link. For information to help understand the EFMP Process click on the EFMP Link For post information please call: 254-287-1110. If you notice any Suspicious Activity report it to:   254-288-COPS.

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    Equal Opportunity
    254-289-2978

    Suicide Prevention 
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255),
    Press 1 for the
    Military Crisis Line

    Army SHARP

    Fort Hood Sharp
    24/7 Hotline 254-28SHARP or 254-319-4671
    DOD Safe Helpline 877-995-5247

    Domestic Violence Victim
    Services Crisis Line

    254-702-4953
    (operated 24/7/365)

    Family Advocacy Program
    Hotline 254-287-CARE (2273)
    for spouse/child abuse reporting
    (operated 24/7/365)

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Chief of Staff

COL Paul Mele

Colonel Mele was commissioned as an Aviation Officer through the ROTC program at The Virginia Military Institute in 1989. Early assignments included service as an Attack Platoon Leader and Operations Officer in the 10th Mountain Division, a 1-6 Cavalry Troop Commander in Korea, the aide-de-camp for the CG of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, and as an Attack Trainer at The National Training Center. Recent service includes S3 (Operations) in the Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), the J5 (Plans) with the Joint Special Operations Command Air Component, Commander 1-1 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion (1 ID), G3 (Operations) for the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command, and Commander 16th Combat Aviation Brigade (7 ID).

Colonel Mele is a graduate of The Virginia Military Institute and Virginia Tech where he earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical engineering respectively. He also has masters’ degrees in national security and strategic studies from The Naval War College and The Army War College.

His awards are representative of his years of service and experiences. He’s also earned the Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge, and Master Aviator Badge.

    Mission Statement

    1CD prepares lethal, flexible, agile Division HQ and Brigades competent in Combined Arms Maneuver and Wide Area Security to execute missions to Prevent, Shape, Win as directed.

    Leader

    A focus on training and readiness ensures that any element of the 1st Cavalry Division will be prepared to accomplish any mission thanks to our outstanding Soldiers.


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